Stage 2 Mon 5th September Carlisle - Kendal
Stage Two will see the Tour of Britain return to Cumbria once again on Monday 5 September as the county emphatically declares itself 'open for business' after this winter's devastating flooding, with a stage from Carlisle city centre to the tough finishing climb of Beast Banks in Kendal, via Cockermouth, Keswick and Ambleside.
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The Route Stage 2;
Carlisle, Penrith, Cockermouth, Keswick, Ambleside, Windermere, Keswick
Stage two will offer plenty of familiar terrain for riders, given the Lake District has appeared in numerous editions of the modern Tour. Although the start and finish points of stage two are exactly the same as a 2013 stage won by Gerald Ciolek – the same uphill finish at Beast Banks will again be used – the parcours differs. Most notably, that stage three years ago included the challenging Honister Pass climb, whereas this stage’s toughest climb will be that out of Ambleside in the closing kilometres.